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this law work. they voted over 40 times to repeal the law. they shut down the government and threatened to force a default in order to stop it. they're rooting for failure. madam secretary, can you tell us what would be the impact on americans health insurance if republicans had been successful in their efforts to defund or repeal the affordable care act? >> well, i think that the estimates of the congressional budget office is that would have increased the deficit by about $110 billion in the first decade and close to a trillion dollars in the second decade. we know that we have 42 or 43 million americans without health insurance at all, some of them medicaid eligible and some over the medicaid eligibility. 30 governors so far, republicans and democrats, have declared their support for moving ahead with medicaid expansion, but absent that, the affordable care act, those folks would be without any kind of health security. and in the private market, what we know is it takes a real toll. but i'd say the biggest issue is not just the financial toll, not the community toll, not the country
. but to say the underlying law can work. if you doubt that, look at all the states where it's actually working. >> there's another issue here, and that is who's going to be covered and who isn't. lisa myers reported for nbc last night that 50% to 75% of the 14 million consumers who buy their health insurance individually are going to get a cancellation letter because their policies don't meet the standards, the higher standards that are mandated by the new health law. susan, considering president obama said over and over again if you like your plan, you can keep it, is this a problem? >> yeah, don't make a promise you can't keep. you know, this was the administration dealing with a pr problem they had at the moment, which was that people weren't comfortable, had a lot of questions about how the affordable care act would work. he told people they could keep their insurance plan. officials knew at the time that because they were setting higher standards for insurance policies, some of the current insurance policies would not be allowed to continue. and now they're having to deal with that realit
) >>> the supreme court has rejected oklahoma's bid to revive a state law that the state's own high court said would effectively ban all drug-induced abortions. nbc justice correspondent pete williams joins me now to explain. pete, is this about ru-486 and like drugs? >> it is. it's about a two-pill system for inducing a medicinal as opposed to surgical abortion early in a pregnancy. it involves ru-486 and one other pill. what several states have done is to say if you're going to use these pills, doctors have to abide by the original fda labeling. none of the doctors who prescribe this system were using the fda labeling because they said it required too much medication. it required doctor visits that weren't necessary and it would have vastly restricted it. the oklahoma supreme court struck the law down saying it was unconstitutional. oklahoma appealed to the supreme court and in the spring, the court agreed to hear the case, but it said we're not quite certain what this law means. oklahoma supreme court please define it for us. last week the answer to that homework assignment came. the oklahoma sup
. >> but over the weekend it was bill clinton who fired back defending the law and the site. >> look at america today. we've got to implement this health care law. the computer deal will get fixed up, don't worry about that. everybody has forgotten, by the way, that when president george w. bush, a republican put that medicare part d drug program in, it was more unpopular than the health care law and they had terrible problems with the computers. >> over the weekend, yet another problem emerged with the site. a critical data center was shut down that's managed by verizon's terremark. it all comes as jeffrey zients promised will be problem-free by the end of november. let me bring in carl bernstein and msnbc managing editor dafna linzer. good morning. >> good morning. >> don't you love bill clinton? oh, that computer thing, it will get fixed. but is he right? should we have expected that the problems that we've seen, carl, would happen? >> no, it's a colossal screw-up. at the same time that does not mean that the legitimacy of the affordable care act is undermined or should be und
. this court said that you could continue this dastardly law while the process is appealing and of course the dastardly law is that it's shutting down numbers of clinics because they're not within a 30 to 45-mile radius of an admitting facility like a hospital. these clinics have never been charged with any failure of duty in terms of the care they were giving these women. many of these women do not have access to care as it relates to their own personal needs. they have children at home. they're working. there are reasons that they are in crisis at this point. i'm hoping that this can have an emergency hearing before the fifth circuit and ask for a rehearing and i'm asking that it gets immediately to the court. while we're saying that, chris, people's lives are in jeopardy. women's lives are in jeopardy. shame on this court. shame on the republicans. shame on this governor of the state of texas, and we will continue to fight against this dastardly law. >> congresswoman sheila jackson lee, thank you very much. and to dana milbank and manu raju as well. >>> was the obama campaign consideri
and this law is a good one. >> a rot of it will depend on the next few weeks. it the administration can fix the problems people have and the dislocations will seem less scary to americans because we've said, you know, the administration has said there is this huge change coming and they've defended it over and over again and now the execution is going to be put to the test. hundreds of thousands of people who are getting notices are not going to understand why their insurance is being canceled unless they sign up for new plans. >> the president pushed back on the whole concept which the republicans have been pounding over the last few days. let me play that for you. >> for the fewer than 5% of americans who buy insurance on your own, you will be getting a better deal. so anyone peddling the notion that they're canceling almost all of the insurers are encouraging people to join with the better carriers and stronger protections while others will get better plans with new carriers through the marketplace and that many will get new help to pay for these better plans and make them actually cheap
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